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Astrosaurs 7: Day of the Dino-Droids Paperback – 1 Apr 2010
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"The kind of inspired, hysterically silly fantasy that boys adore" (Amanda Craig The Times)
"Lively tales combining two favourite boy obsessions - space and paleontology - with heaps of suspense, action and humour" (Junior)
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"Even better than the last" (Bournemouth Daily Echo)
DINOSAURS . . . IN SPACE!
A fabulously fast and extra-exciting addition to the brilliant Astrosaurs series, perfect for children ready to start reading chapter books by themselves.
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This book is the seventh of the series, and involves Capt. Teggs, Arx, Gipsey and Iggy of the Starship DSS Sauropod leaving on a perilous mission to find Admiral Rosso, a crusty old Barosaurus and the leader of the Dinosaur Space Service, who has gone missing while on a holiday trip to the planet Trimuda.
The books are best read in order. My son says 'Like the other books it was cool, I liked the characters and the pictures. I also liked the cut-out cards at the front'. I would think the books would suit any pre-teen boy older than four, who appreciates space travel. I also enjoyed reading them out loud, and I think the quality of the science fiction stories is actually improving with each new book. They also have lots of good line drawn illustrations, typically two per page. There are surprisingly few good books aimed squarely at young boys about, so highly recommended. Also try 'The tentacled terror' plus the 'Horrid Henry', 'Seriously silly stories', and the 'Captain Underpants' series of books - and don't forget the eighth Astrosaurs book 'The terror bird trap'
This is a really fabulous reading of the book. Toby Longworth is one word- excellent.
He reads this entertaining story really well and handles all the complex different character's voices really well- at times I thought it was radio play rather than an unabridged reading of the book because he is that good.
This is the second in the series but can be listened too even if you haven't heard the first- but after hearing this one you will soon seek out the first and third in the series.
The Seas of Doom (Astrosaurs)
Astrosaurs: Riddle of the Raptors
The story- the dinosaurs never died out- they were space explorers and called the Astrosaurs.
The series is popular and there are 3 in the series all released on audio by the BBC.
Teggs is the captain of the SS Sauropod pride of the space fleet- his mission?
To deliver a set of newly discovered eggs to a safe planet BUT a species of greedy Oviraptors- thats egg eaters to you and me (just like the Piggies in Angry Birds!)
The action never lets up and the story really cracks along at a brilliant pace.
The books are funny and exciting. They have cool baddies and great heroes.
The Astosaurs are dinosaurs in space that have adventures.
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